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Eight Takeaways from Eight Cities

collaboration in solving wicked problems is a must...
collaboration in solving wicked problems is a must…

Around the world, our first 32 cities are kicking off their 100 Resilient Cities Challenge engagements with workshops, and we’ve had great conversations about the cities’ urban challenges and resilience opportunities. There’s a lot more information to come from each of these cities, but eight overarching takeaways from some of our first workshops have stood out so far:..

 

Relocation or Adaptation: Creating resilience against natural disaster

relocationJust as planning for response to an industrial accident doesn’t make an industrial accident more likely, so too planning for relocations should not make them more likely… It is …. likely that the slow-onset effects of climate change will lead many to voluntarily migrate in anticipation that conditions will worsen. Those who are left behind – and who will need government assistance to relocate – thus may be particularly vulnerable…

 

Natural disaster threat looms

The threat of natural calamities is looming large over as many as 18 VDCs of Panchthar district, according to a survey. A survey carried out by Nepal Development Consultancy in coordination with the District Development Committee of Panchthar and a non-governmental organisation, has mentioned Chyangthapu, Durdimba, Imbung, Memeng, Nangin, Panchami, Rabi, Phakten, Phidim, Sidin, Tharpu and other villages as prone to blaze, earthquake, lightning, landslide and other such natural disasters…

 

How the U.S. Is Embracing Natural Disasters

This week, a deadly pair of tornadoes tore through a Nebraska town and another wildfire attacked Southern California. Meanwhile, Oklahoma is reporting a record year for earthquakes, and another hurricane season is unfolding on the East Coast. All this makes it easy to feel like nowhere is safe. A new exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C, however, hopes to instill some confidence that an aggressive mix of design, policy and planning can make our communities not only safer, but also more disaster-resilient…

 

Funding to improve natural disaster resilience in Murray

stoneFederal Member for Murray Dr Sharman Stone today welcomed funding through the Commonwealth-State jointly funded Natural Disaster Mitigation Program to help better protect the Murray electorate from the threat of natural disasters. The Commonwealth and Victorian Governments each contributed $4.2 million towards the 48 projects to be rolled out across Victoria, with the remaining funding contributed by the applicants. Funding in the Murray electorate will go toward projects totalling $1,320,000 and include:…

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